Head louse, SEM

Head louse, SEM

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Caption: Head louse. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis). It ranges in size from 2 to 3 millimetres in length. Each of its six legs ends in a claw, which are used to grasp the shaft of a hair. An infestation will cause itching due to an allergic reaction to louse saliva, and if not treated can lead to fever and secondary infections. Magnification: x15 at 6x6cm size.

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